detritus

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  • noun

Synonyms for detritus

Synonyms for detritus

the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks

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The central part of the sediment sequence consists of partially laminated carbonaceous, clayey dark brown detritic gyttja (840-200 cm; ca.
The sediment lithology of core KC081 from Lake IKnzi Depth from the Lithological description sediment surface, cm 0-200 Gyttja 200-270 Dark brown detritic gyttja with laminations 270-570 Clayey gyttja with laminations 570-840 Dark brown carbonaceous gyttja with lighter interlayers 840-870 Silty carbonaceous gyttja with macrofossils and thin peat layer (859-865 cm) 870-920 Sand with silt and clay fractions Table 3.